Our community provides everything you need to enjoy your island lifestyle to the fullest, without ever having to leave the island.
If building friendships based on common interests is what you’re searching for, we have groups engaged in everything from arts and culture to wildlife and preservation. You will quickly get to know familiar faces and feel the warmth of our community when you reach out to any of our dedicated organizations.
Click on the categories below to explore what your friends and neighbors do each day to enhance our community and make island life more enjoyable. It will amaze you how easy and fun it is to get involved.
Independently owned General Store offering a wide range of grocery items, fresh made sandwiches & salads, fresh selection of baked goods as well as local juices. Also a convenient stop for all your tobacco, beer and wine needs.
A low to moderate cost veterinary clinic open to the public 6 days a week with spay/neuter, vaccinations, x-rays, dentals, and heartworm/flea protection services. Also an animal shelter with adoptable dogs and cats.
A private non-profit 501(c3) corporation dedicated to the rescue & placement of the Standard, Miniature & Toy Poodle as well as other dogs in need. Sine 1994 we have been dedicated to finding caring adoptive homes for rescued poodles & dogs.
Child Advocacy Center serving our area’s children victimized by abuse and/or neglect. Our mission is to advocate for & provide the resources, skill, & shelter to alleviate abuse through prevention & intervention for all children and their families.
Dedicated to the promotion, education, protection and preservation of Cortez and Florida’s commercial fishing and other traditional maritime cultures including the environment upon which these communities depend.
Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Dedicated to promoting community awareness & involvement in litter prevention, recycling & beautification throughout Manatee County. Our volunteers have been successful in making visible differences in the environmental quality of our community.
ERRANDS and PERSONAL ASSISTANCE for vacationers and residents. Property monitoring and management, shopping, and coordinating events. Many services available. We do the things you can’t do, don’t have time to do or simply don’t want to do!
An independent, college preparatory school providing a world-class education for students in grades Pre-K3 through 12. Small classes, with an outstanding faculty providing a balanced curriculum of academic rigor and character development.
We work to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. We strive to make our community as healthy as it can be! Programs/Services Offered: Clinical & nutritional for women, infants & children. Infectious Disease, Environmental Health, Community Health & Wellness Programs, Tobacco Free Florida, Emergency Preparedness & Response, Community Health Planning & Statistics and Vital Statistics.